Looking Back: 2020

It’s been one hell of a year. We’ve had the good, the bad and the ugly. So much has happened in the last year, in fact, it feels like so much longer than just a year. I want to take a moment to look back on what has happened in 2020.

Australian Fires

January. It seems like ages ago we were watching this tragedy unfold on the other side of the world. Scientists worried entire species of animals may become extinct.

Be Kind – Caroline Flack

Caroline Flack

February. Caroline Flack took her own life. Be Kind t-shirts sold out in minutes. Bringing up more questions around the treatment of stars by the media.


March. The UK faces its first lockdown. The beginning of a very different year, but I’m not going to say much about COVID. I mean haven’t we already enough about it already? It’s also not likely to be an event we are going to forget.

Disney Plus

March. Thankfully as lockdown came, Disney enabled us to revisit our childhood and binge watch on so many movies! And introduced several new TV series to us – I needed Agent Carter in my life!

Black Lives Matter

(Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images)

May. We watched George Floyd die in Minneapolis. Protests, riots and statues were pulled down. It began a worldwide discussion around equality and companies began making changes. I don’t know how much things have changed for the Black community but the movement continues.

Chadwick Boseman

August. Chadwick Boseman passed. An amazing actor who made Black Panther one of the best Marvel films to date.

Vegan Sausages can be called sausages

Photo by Deryn Macey on Unsplash

October. The EU let us call vegan sausages and burgers, just that: vegan sausages and burgers! Thanks guys for not overcomplicating things.

Trump vs Biden

In November, we waited to see how America would vote. Biden won. Trump accused voting fraud and counting mistakes of making him lose. For a while, it looked like he would refuse to leave the White House, but it looks like he might leave of his own accord.

UK Approves Vaccines

The beginning of December started with some good news. The beginning of a very long road but a light at the end of the tunnel. The hope that in the future more of our normal lives with resume. We also began watching the first few people get vaccinated.


December. The UK finally made a deal with the EU. Just in time for the deadline. Nothing like the last minute!

Having come to the end of my list of 2020, I’ve realised there aren’t as many positive things as I had hoped!

Love Bet x

Published by Betony

- Speech and Language Therapy Student - Vegan - Wannabe blogger - Urban Decay Addict - Harry Potter Obsessed - Disney Fan - (very) amateur dressmaker -

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